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Professional Photography

Level 7 Endorsed Advanced Diploma | 180 CPD Points | Tutor Support | **Summer Savings & Gift: Photo Editing Basic Course

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Study method
Online, self-paced
655 hours
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12 months
No formal qualification
180 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Do you love photography? Are you looking to turn this hobby of yours into a professional career? Enrol on the Professional Photography Advanced Diploma from One Education today and become a first-class photographer through online learning.

Our Professional Photography Advanced Diploma is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, for its high-quality and non-regulated provision and training programmes. The Professional Photography Advanced Diploma is also accredited by CPD, with 180 CPD points available to you as proof of your achievement.

The Professional Photography course has been designed by One Education’s team of experts to give you a comprehensive overview of everything it takes to become an amazing professional photographer. Whether you’re interested in fashion photography, landscape photography, or just want to improve your recreational photography skills, this course is the ideal place to start!

Enrol on the Professional Photography course today and start by learning how your camera works and how to make the most of your professional kit. Gain a full understanding of exposure, aperture, and shutter speed with the Professional Photography course. The Professional Photography course provides you with a digital photography masterclass, teaching you the complex theories of techniques such as composition, the rules of thirds, negative space, and leading lines. Understand white balance and colour, lighting, focus, and depth of field with the Professional Photography course. Enrol on the Professional Photography course today and explore the best equipment you’ll need including lenses, cameras, and accessories. Whether you’re into fashion photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, or wildlife photography, this course is for you!

What Will I Learn From This Professional Photography Advanced Diploma:

  • Learn how your camera works and how to get the most from it
  • Study exposure and the exposure triangle
  • Get an in-depth introduction to composition in photography
  • Learn about focus and depth of field
  • Explore the anatomy of your camera
  • Study white balance and colour
  • Gain an understanding of mobile photography and using your smartphone camera
  • Discover the best photography equipment you should be using

Why People Enrol this Professional Photography Advanced Diploma From One Education:

  • Receive an Endorsed certificate upon successful completion of the Professional Photography Advanced Diploma
  • Learning materials of our Professional Photography Advanced Diploma contains engaging voiceover and visual elements for your comfort
  • Get 24/7 access to all Professional Photography Advanced Diploma course content for a full year
  • Complete the Professional Photography Advanced Diploma at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Efficient assessments and instant results upon completion of our Professional Photography Advanced Diploma



180 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

Professional Photography - Module 1

  • How Does a Camera Work
  • Lecture Types

Professional Photography - Module 2

  • What is Aperture
  • What is Shutter Speed
  • What is ISO
  • The Exposure Triangle

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 3
Digital Photography Masterclass

  • Intro to Composition
  • The Rule of Thirds
  • Negative Space
  • Leading Lines

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 4
Focus and Depth of Field

  • Understanding Depth of Field
  • How to Get a Blurrier Background
  • Manual vs Auto Focus

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 5
Camera Anatomy

  • The Main Camera Features
  • Camera Scene Modes
  • File Types and Formats

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 6
White Balance and Color

  • The Kelvin Light Temperature Scale
  • Automatic Balance Modes

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 7

  • Using Natural Light
  • Using Natural Light a Window

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 8
Mobile Photography

  • Using a Smartphone Camera
  • Exposing Properly With the Smartphone Camera

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 9
Equipment - Cameras

  • Camera Types
  • What is Your Budget
  • How and Where to Buy a Camera

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 10
Equipment - Lenses

  • A Deeper Dive into Focal Length
  • A Deeper Dive Into Aperture
  • Primes vs Zooms

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 11
Equipment - Accessories

  • Memory Cards
  • Batteries
  • Stabilization

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 12
Photo Scenario - Portrait

  • Intro to Scenarios
  • Intro and Tips for Portrait Photography
  • Portrait Photo Demo

Professional Photography - Module 13
Photo Scenario - Long Exposure

  • Intro and Tips for Long Exposure Photography
  • Daytime Long Exposure Demo
  • Activity – Portrait
  • Nighttime Long Exposure

Professional Photography - Module 14
Photo Scenario - Landscape

  • Intro and Tips for Landscape Photography
  • Landscape Photo demo

Professional Photography - Module 15
Photo Scenario - Product

  • Intro and Tips for Product Photography
  • Product Photo Demonstration with Natural Light
  • Product Photography with Lights

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 16
Photo Scenario - Low Light

  • Intro and Tips for Low Light Photography
  • Low Light Demo

Professional Photography - Module 17
Photo Scenario - Sports & Action

  • Intro and Tips for Sports and Action Photography
  • Sports Photography

Professional Photography - Module 18
Photo Scenario - Macro

  • Intro and Tips for Macro Photography
  • Macro Photography Demo

Professional Photography - Module 19
Photo Scenario - Street & Architecture

  • Street Photo demo
  • Activity – Street and Architecture

Professional Photography - Module 20
Photo Scenario - Events

  • Intro to Event Photography
  • A Chat About Event Photography

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 21
Photo Scenario - Aerial

  • Intro to Drone Photography
  • Our Recommended Drone Equipment
  • Drone Tips

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 22
Photo Scenario - Night

  • Intro and for Night Photography@fr
  • Night Photo Demo
  • Activity – Night

Professional Photography - Module 23
Intro to Photo Editing

  • Intro to Editing
  • Activity – Photo Editing

Professional Photography - Module 24
Photoshop CC

  • Opening Photos in Photoshop CC
  • Cropping in Photoshop CC
  • White Balance in Photoshop CC
  • Proper Photo Editing Workflow in Photoshop Photoshop CC

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 25
Lightroom Classic CC

  • Importing and Organizing in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Crop and Rotate Lightroom Classic CC

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 26
Lightroom CC

  • Import and Organize in Lightroom CC
  • Crop and Rotate in Lightroom CC
  • White Balance and Saturation in Lightroom CC

... and more!

Professional Photography - Module 27
Mac Photos

  • Importing and Organizing Mac Photos
  • Cropping and Rotating in Mac Photos
  • Exposure Adjustments in Mac Photos
  • White Balance in Mac Photos

Professional Photography - Module 28
Google Photos

  • Importing and Organizing in Google Photos
  • Editing Photos in Google Photos in Google photos

Professional Photography - Module 29
Photoshop Express

  • Importing and Understanding the Workspace in Photoshop Express
  • The Editing Workspace and Applying Filters in Photoshop Express
  • Crop and Rotate in Photoshop Expressle
  • Editing Photos in Photoshop Express

Professional Photography - Module 30

  • Opening Photos and Navigating the App
  • Making Adjustments and Editing Exposure

Professional Photography - Module 31
Sharing Your Photos

  • Online Platforms for Photographers
  • Having Success on Instagram

Professional Photography - Module 32
Starting a Photo Business

  • Starting a Photo Business
  • Finding Your First Client

Professional Photography - Module 33
Selling Stock Photos

  • Intro to Stock Photography
  • The Best Stock Photos Sites to Sell on

Professional Photography - Module 34

  • How to Print Your Photos
  • How Big Can You Print Your Photos

Professional Photography - Module 35

  • Intro and Tips for Wildlife Photography
  • Wildlife Photography Demonstration


How is the Professional Photography Advanced Diploma assessed?

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module of the Professional Photography Advanced Diploma, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to order a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Professional Photography, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their achievement. Hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying —

  • Within the UK: £129
  • International: £129 + £10 (postal charge) = £139

CPD & IAO Accredited Certification from One Education

After successfully completing this Professional Photography, you will qualify for the CPD & IAO accredited certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in both PDF & hardcopy format, which can be received by paying —

  • PDF Certificate: £9
  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25

Who is this course for?

This Professional Photography Advanced Diploma is expressly designed for anybody who wants to greatly improve their photography skills, whether for professional or personal usage. It will benefit both beginners or those experienced with camera equipment. Absolutely no prior qualifications are needed to take part in this course, only a willingness to learn photography and a keen eye for detail!


The Professional Photography course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

By completing this Photography program, you’ll earn a verified certificate which will evidence your photographic skills. This will prove a great advantage if seeking a role with a professional photographic studio or company. It will also promote your skills to clients if you wish to operate your own agency or service.

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Sam asked:

What does the £19.99 include? When purchasing it then says ‘start course -£425??’ Pricing and what it includes is unclear - please confirm


Dear Sam, Thank you for contacting us. If you purchase the course with the discounted price, you will not need to pay the £425. You can access the course contents for 1 year by purchasing it with the discounted price. Thanks

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Dermot asked:

Do I need software for Photoshop and/or Lightroom?


Dear Dermot, Thank you for your question. Yes, you will need Photoshop and Lightroom software to complete the 'Photo Editing' part of this course. Thanks

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Jordan asked:

what equipment will I need to have for this course


Dear Jordan, Thank you for contacting us. A mid-budget digital camera and Photoshop CC would be enough. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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Paula asked:

What do I need for this course? And is it just a total of £10?


Dear Paula, Thank you for your question. This is an online course endorsed by QLS and accredited by CPD & IAO. You will need to have an internet-enabled device in order to do the course. You will also need to have a mid-budget camera and Photoshop CC for this course. Yes, you can purchase the course at the mentioned price given on the course page. Thank you.

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Bethan asked:

Hi there, Joe long is the duration of the course, depending or your work ethic and timing could you complete the course with under a year ? Thanks !


Dear Bethan, Thank you for your question. Yes, you can study and complete the course at your own pace. Thanks

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Alphie asked:

What type of camera should i get to do this course, a D7500 , D80 , D300


Dear Alphie, Thank you for your question. You can use any camera for practice purpose. Thanks

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.